What’s the best way to choose 5K race bibs? Knowing what’s on the market, SpectaSport always recommends using redundant, disposable-chip embedded race bibs. These race bibs (with the embedded chips) are included in SpectaSport’s Charity Star Race Timing Package. Here are three ways to tell you’re getting highly effective race bibs with zero hassle.
Which 5K Race Bibs Are Best for Your Race?
1. Disposable is safer. Choosing disposable race bibs is a proven means of ensuring a safer event. Spectasport’s race disposable chips don’t require a collection “chute.” This keeps participants safe by reducing the risk of the race bottlenecking at the end and causing collisions.
“I prefer a timing tag like the SpectaSport. The tags are small and disposable, allowing the racers to walk around while wearing them and cool off, significantly reducing the number of Exercise Associated Collapse cases (as well as collision injuries) I see during a race. They allow the computers and judges to capture the data they need, without causing more medical and logistical problems for the medical team and without putting race participants at unnecessary risk.” – Dr. Belasco, a dual certified Family Medicine/Primary Care Sports Medicine Specialist
2. Make sure there’s no extra fee for lost chips. Custom bib numbers are the way of the future and SpectaSport provides them at no additional cost. All custom bibs include QR codes and two embedded timing chips. The QR codes enable runners to check their time from their phones. They can check as soon as they cross the finish line (even if the race is still running!). The best part? The entire bib and chip unit is conveniently disposable, so you don’t have to hunt bibs down at the end of the race to make sure you get your deposit back!
3. Redundancy is key. At SpectaSport, our race bibs come with two timing chips. That means that the runner will have an accurate time even if there is some kind of damage to one of the chips. This backup makes awards and results so much easier, which allows you to focus on your job as a race director
Plan Your Dream 5K Race with SpectaSport
SpectaSport has been providing race timing services to PA, NJ, and DE for about a decade. Our experiences in race timing have made us a valuable asset to everyone from brand new charity races to veteran annual events. Fill out our online form or call (610) 306-0574 to begin working with SpectaSport today.